US footwear label Steve Madden is founded by Steve Madden in 1990. The label is known for making mid-range fashionable shoes especially for their sky-high stilettos, heeled boots and studded embellishments.
Having worked in a number of footwear companies for 8 years, with little money Madden took a risk and started his own brand. He started by selling thick-soled shoes shoes from his car trunk and eventually opened his first store in 1993 in Soho, New York. Madden became an overnight sensation for his chunky platforms with fashion forward teens and soon Madden had celebrity followers from the likes of Hollywood actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and musician Mary J. Blige.
Madden’s company continues to grow with over 185 worldwide and offers shoes and bags for women.